Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured the people of Owode and its environs that the Siun-Owode road currently under construction would be completed in the next two months.
Abiodun, who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen after inspecting the road, described it as not only critical to the economy of the local government area but that of the state as a whole.
The governor said he was impressed with the level of work done so far by the contractor, adding that though the topography of the area has added some challenges to the project, the drainage system which is about 500 metres long has almost been completed.
According to the governor, after the stone base has been put in place, the asphalting of the road would commence, assuring that within two months, the people would see the end of this project.
He said: “This road is one of the roads we identified as critical to the economy of the state. It leads to the capital of one of the biggest local government areas in our state.
“When completed, it will save the people coming from the state capital to Owode the trouble of going through the Interchange. The road is about six kilometres and has been in a state of disrepair for more than 16 years.”
He said the project was not inherited from the past government, but one embarked on by his administration to open up the state for more economic development.
The road, the governor maintained, was an indication that his administration is forward-looking and determined to ensure that no road that needs attention is left without being attended to.
On why he visited the road, Governor Abiodun said: “I am here to see for myself what the contractor has been doing so that I can have an on-the-spot assessment and also to know what is needed to bring the project to a speedy conclusion.”
Also speaking, the Olu of Owode, Oba Kolawole Sowemimo, lauded the governor for listening to the cry of his people who have been complaining about the deplorable condition of the road.
The Oba said: “I sent a message to the governor about the complaint my people have been making concerning this road, and I am happy that the governor has come to see things for himself. The governor has also promised to tackle our electricity problem, which we have had in the past eight months.”